Integral service in every modern Windows OS that updates the software and OS, including installed components and drivers.

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Windows 7 BSOD update

I recently updated (on the 17/10/14) my computer on windows 7 and it crashed my computer (with the blue screen of death). I don't know which update it was as there was 17 to install and 1 optional. ...
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How to determine exact date/time of Windows Update planned restart?

When updates are pending, at login screen of Windows 8 there is a notification Your PC will restart in 1 day to finish installing important updates. Is there a way to determine exact date/time ...
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Sysprep is removing all updates

When we use Sysprep, it removes all Windows updates. When we do this, we have to install all the same updates every time we use the image. Is there a way we can make Sysprep keep the updates? Here is ...
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How to troubleshoot Windows 8 system update failure?

I have seen various system auto update failures such as below. But I got no idea how to troubleshoot it. The Get help with this error button is totally useless. Anyone could shed some light? ADD ...
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Why won't Windows 8.1 install update KB2919355

I have a custom built PC running Windows 8.1 64-bit but it won't install update KB2919355 I've tried lots of solutions including reinstalling Windows 8.1, running DSM commands in cmd and everything ...
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Windows Defender won't start on Windows 8.1

I'm currently using Malwarebytes Pro but want to have Windows Defender on as well since MAMB isn't really an antivirus. They're supposed to be compatible but for some reason I can't turn on Windows ...
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Check for Windows Update on Windows 10 (technical preview)

I'am not able to check for Updates on Windows 10 Techpreview. Everytime I try I get error: 80072EFD I try some workarounds but nothing works. Update works on Windows defender Check Date and Time ...
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Windows 8.1 update failed - Can't enter boot menu, blue screen loading OS

I downloaded Windows 8.1 successfully and have no installation disc. When I switch on the laptop it goes into boot loop mode with an error message "A problem oocurred, it must be started new". F8 ...
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svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
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Removing Windows Technical Preview from Windows Update

Windows 10 Technical Preview question, running Windows 7 as my base OS. Before I noticed the .iso files that were available, I ran an .exe from the Microsoft preview website that apparently ...
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Windows 8.1 KB2919355 Update Fails endlessly

A client of mine has a almost netbook deathly slow laptop running Windows8.1 and of all the updates to fail the 600~800 megabyte KB2919355-x64 was the one to refuse to work. I followed the directions ...
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Installed 8.1 pro clean hours ago - but already I cannot run windows update

I see error 0x80072ee2, and the following from windowsupdate.log 2014-09-27 02:26:45:866 480 69c AU Triggering AU detection through DetectNow API 2014-09-27 02:26:45:866 480 69c AU ...
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Getting Windows 8 to display different pictures on each display desktop

Until today, my computer has always run a slideshow on my dual screen desktop. Each screen would display a different picture, and would change alternately. In other words, if the picture was set to ...
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Windows Server - turning on automatic updates, but turning off automatic restart

I have a Windows Server which is used to host a bunch of web apps. I want important updates to be automatically downloaded/installed, but I don't want the system to restart automatically after this ...
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Windows 8.1 Keeps Turning Off Automatic Updates

My OS keeps turning off automatic Windows updates without even logging off or restarting the computer. Action center icon in the task bar warns me about choosing an option for Windows update as if I ...
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Updating system drivers on Win 8 [closed]

I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this, but if it is I apologize ahead and will close the thread ASAP. I have an Asus G73Jw with Windows 8.1 and I was looking into make it run faster/more ...
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Freezes and buzzing audio

Can someone guide me to find the culprit behind this issue? I'm not sure what is causing this. My guess it is because of a Windows update. Since the update, I have been encountering problems: ...
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Windows 8 constantly reverting changes (flash uninstalled)

I uninstalled flash when I restored my machine. I also uninstalled IE from the system list. Now in Windows update there is an update for flash, and I believe the OS is trying to install it on every ...
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Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
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Windows Update after moving “Users” to different disk on Windows 8 (Not using Registry)

I would like to ask about something. I just got a new desktop PC with a 240 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD so I had to move the Users folder to the HDD. I used the way written here: ...
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Is it OK to kill MRT.exe?

EDIT: Amazingly, as soon as I posted this, the Cancel installation button I had clicked about 10 minutes ago finally worked. I would still like to know if it's safe to kill MRT.exe though, in case ...
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Windows update failing with error 80244007 “could not search for new updates”

Windows 8.1 suddenly reported from the notification area that it hasn't been able to run updates for over a while now. The metro-style update app doesn't tell me much about why the updates are ...
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Is it possible to produce a pre-patched Win7 WIM image using MDT deployment Workbench only?

Is it possible to produce a pre-patched Win7 WIM image using MDT deployment Workbench only? Presently, I'm using dism command line tool in order to pre-patch the WIM images with the downloaded ...
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Windows Update does not download: WU operation (GenerateAllDownloadRequests) started; operation # 270; does not use network; is at background priority

I installed fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit today. I installed all updates before Update 1 to Windows 8.1. Now Windows Update does not download at all in log I have found this: line: Windows ...
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Updating Windows with a key press

When you are on a webpage, you can press the F5 key and the page will update. When you have the Windows Update program open, you have to click on Check for updates to make Windows check for updates. ...
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window 8.1 - how do I restart windows update service

Is there an option for this somewhere or is there another way you need to do it? I'm using a surface pro 3 if that makes a difference..
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How do I see the most recent updates installed in Windows 8.1 in “installed updates”?

Windows 8.1 "installed updates" is one of two confusingly similar screens that let you view installed updates. It is the only non-useless one, because you can actually uninstall from this one. However ...
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Windows Update Error 80246002 on 2 newly rebuilt computers [closed]

I have two machines that I've loaded with Windows 7 SP1 32bit (HP DV9000 and DELL XPS One) in the last 2 days. Both of them eventually got to a point trying to update KB2912390 plus 8 other updates ...
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Why is wuauctl overloading my Win XP and how to stop it?

Today I just opened my old laptop with Win XP (I use it every day, I don't shut it down nor hybernate, just close the lid in the evening and open in the morning) connected to Internet and it started ...
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Should I remove the Windows update 2982791?

My Windows 7 PC has just notified me that there is a windows update available (2993651). I also read, in the link below, that: The security bulletin says that "Microsoft strongly recommends that ...
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Windows Update Unknown Error 80246002

I have a system which has just been freshly loaded with the following: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Microsoft Security Essentials (4.5.216.0) Office Professional 2007 UltraVNC 1.2.0.1 After ...
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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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Can connect to internet with Firefox but Chrome can't

I'm using Windows 7 x86 SP1. I've been using chrome for years. But now it can't connect to internet. I think it's because the latest windows update, which after i updated it, all of the fonts' ...
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Fake windows update

I heard that hackers can make you download their malicious software by telling you that they are an update of the operating system through Windows Update. Is it true? If yes, how can I protect myself? ...
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Fastest way to update a fresh Windows 7 [duplicate]

I would like to bring my Windows 7 installation up-to-date in a few hours without human intervention. Currently (even with automatic updates enabled), these problems arise: Some updates require ...
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Is there a risk to updating Windows with a poor internet connection?

In short, does Windows Update do an integrity (hash) check on all of the files that it downloads? For example, I have a crappy router that drops packets, I am receiving a better router in the mail in ...
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Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus

Windows Update runs occasionally on my machine, but it steals focus when it pops up to remind me to reboot. Trouble is, this can mean that while writing something, you could force an immediate ...
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I can't install SP1 on Windows 7

I am trying to install the SP1 on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system. I have been trying to install it from Windows Update, given that it warns me that there is an important update and it is indeed SP1 ...
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MS13-081 doesn't update Usbser.sys on Win7 Embedded

When deploying updates for MS13-081, on multiple systems running Windows 7 Embedded SP1 x64, Usbser.sys is not being updated as it should be according to the KB Article. An affected system reports ...
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How to get a ISO with all the Windows Server 2008 r2 updates?

Server already have Windows Server 2008 r2 installed, but instead of checking for windows updates, that takes a long time, I would like to know if there is a way to download a ISO image with all the ...
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Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
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Where to download, or find a list of all the Windows updates

I have a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc. After I install Windows, there are about 160 updates to download. Is there a way to get a list or to download all of those updates so that I can create a new ...
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How do I tell Windows Update to not check for updates for my GPU drivers?

Windows 8.1 at work (no group policies) wants me to update my GPU drivers through Windows Update (it appears in my optional updates list). I'd rather do this manually since it gives me more control ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
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Allow Windows Defender to update automatically but not Windows [duplicate]

Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1) I have Windows Update set to check for updates but not install them automatically. I get nearly daily notifications from Windows Update to install Defender updates. Can I ...
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Difference between Internet Explorer Proxy and WinHttp Proxy

I was having some issues recently as i was unable to check for Updates in Windows as it could not connect to update server as well as my OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) was drilled down and was not ...
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How to install LDR version of Microsoft Windows Update

I need a sos.dll version 4.0.30319.544 and as far as I have found the only way to get one - replay the installation process of .Net framework from the beginning. I have a brand new VM with .Net ...
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PostgreSQL service password is reset after each Windows update

Daminion Server (the server based photo management software) installation insludes the PostgreSQL installation. All is Ok after installing the both Daminion and PostgreSQL services. However after ...
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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...